Of course, tennis is a sport of riches. That's why I can't stand the players who make some caprices, or who don't play the OG cos there is no prize money.
Most of the athletes work still much harder than the tennisplayers (gymnasts, swimmers...) are don't get much money !
But Michael Phelps will get very very rich, with all his sponsors, + advertising, books, tv shows.... he's THE STAR
Yeah, he will get rich, very rich, but compared to say the 5 most famous tennis players (Rafa, Roger, Maria, Serena and Venus) he won't even come close.
It just seems a bit weird that only the top, top swimmers and gymnasts would be getting more than players who are ranked around Gael is right now - barely in the top 50 (I won't use Gael himself as an example because im sure he will be back in the top 20/10 very soon
). I mean obviously I wouldn't expect olympic sports like archery and sailing to be raking in the £s (
) but you'd think that sports like Gymnastics and Swimming which are very aesthetically pleasing and in some cases (esp. Gymnastics) even more so than tennis, to at least be comparable with tennis.